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Do you like Coffee and Chocolate? Help Cocoa Cinnamon Become A Reality in Durham!

The founders of the mobile business bikeCOFFEE are looking to raise money to help them launch a brick-and-mortar shop in Durham called Cocoa Cinnamon.  This wouln’t be your run of the mill coffee place. Cocoa Cinnamon will be a community space  built around coffee, chocolate, spices and teas.

The husband-and-wife team behind the business, Leon Grodski de Barrera and Areli Barrera de Grodski, have launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $20,000. This money will be put towards purchasing equipment and plumbing & electrical work needed for their planned location at 420 Gear Street in downtown Durham around the corner from Fullsteam and Motorco.


420 Geer Street Durham,NC ~ Future home of Cocoa Cinnamon

Cocoa Cinnamon will feature espresso drinks, drinking chocolates, and handmade chocolates in addition to the hot chocolate and coffees from local roasters that they currently offer through their mobile business bikeCOFFEE. Remember, while you  they work on opening their brick and mortart location you can still find bikeCOFFEE set up each Saturday at the Durham Farmers’ Market and Sundays at Motorco’s “Bloody Brunch”. They are also regular participants in food truck events and rodeos like the one happening this Sunday, March 10th at Durham Central Park.


bikeCoffee at Durham Farmers' Market

To contribute to their Kickstarter campaing to make Cocoa Cinnamon a reality GO HERE. Be sure to check out the awesome rewards they are offering as a way to say “thank you” for helping them reach their goal.

More Information:

Cocoa Cinnamon Website: http://cocoacinnamon.com/

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/cocoacinnamon

Twitter: @cocoacinnamon


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Marry Durham’s One Year Anniversary Celebration ~ March 17, 2012


For those who tied the knot with Durham last spring the first anniversary is fast approaching.

Marry Durham‘s first anniversary will be celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.  Marry Durham is a family-friendly event featuring live music, food trucks, and revelry intended to promote citizen engagement in Durham, celebrate Durhamites’ love for their quirky little town, and raise funds for non-profits in the Durham community! 

WHEN: 2:30-5:30 pm • Saturday, March 17, 2012

WHERE: 700 Block of Rigsbee Avenue (between W. Geer & Corporation Streets)

This celebration will remind us of our vows to keep our streets clean and safe, protect our natural resources, shop locally, support the arts and local non-profit organizations, cherish diversity, and elect responsible leaders.

Food Trucks • Entertainment • Parade

Sponsored By: Motorco, The Bar, Surf Club, Lloyd’s Lounge

To review pictures from the inaugural Marry Durham Celebration check out this photo gallery from the Independent Weekly: Link

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Brewgaloo Local Beer Fest ~ Raleigh City Plaza April 28, 2012


Shop Local Raleigh presents Brewgaloo 2012, the first super cool festival of its kind, will be held in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza on April 28, from 3-9pm. This event supports Shop Local Raleigh and its mission to sustain programs that strengthen our local businesses.

Brewgaloo will feature craft breweries from the Triangle and partners with local food trucks. Entertainment will be provided for guests by live local bands.

General admission is free and includes a pint glass (special unbreakable acrylic souvenir glasses will be available while supplies last). Guests can purchase $1 drink tickets to use for 3oz samplers (1 ticket), or full pints (5 tickets).

Drink ticket pre-sales start on February 20 at: http://shoplocalraleigh.org/care/Brewgaloo and continue through March 20. You can purchase 25 tickets for $20 and receive a FREE acrylic souvenir pint glass.

Brewgaloo 2012 Saturday, April 28, 2012, rain or shine General Admission: 3:00 – 9:00PM

If you have any questions, email: brewgaloo@shoplocalraleigh.org.                         Follow Brewgaloo on Twitter for updates: http://twitter.com/brewgaloo                 “Like” Brewgaloo on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Brewgaloo

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Picture of the Week ~ Fullsteam!


This week’s picture was taken in Durham while enjoying a nice cold pint of Fullsteam’s Rocket Science IPA.  On this particular evening the Will & Pops  food truck made a very welcome Monday night visit. 

Fullsteam offers a great selection of beers that “celebrate the culinary and agricultural heritage of the South”. They also have guest taps offering a few beers from other local Triangle breweries.  Since Opening last August, their family friendly tavern at the brewery has become a favorite location for community events.

You can typically find one or more of the popular local food trucks parked outside the brewery on any given evening. Check out their website for more info about their beer making philosophy and get the latest news on events and food trucks scheduled.

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Shopping Made Fun ~ Rock & Shop Market Returns to Durham Saturday


Rock & Shop Market Returns to Durham Saturday, December 4, 2010
Event combines North Carolina designers with local bands, beer and food trucks

How do you make a flea market hip? Bring together more than 50 local designers selling everything from hand-forged jewelry to sustainable T-shirts, throw in beer from Fullsteam Brewery, serve up food from trucks such as Only Burger and mix everything together amidst rock tunes at Motorco Music Hall.

The Rock & Shop Market, an indoor fashion, art and music market featuring independent, emerging designers and bands from North Carolina, returns to Durham Saturday, Dec. 4, from noon to 6 p.m.  Admission is $5.  The market, now in its seventh year, will be held at Motorco Music Hall near downtown Durham.  Fullsteam, located across the street, will serve drinks for the event, and local food trucks such as Only Burger, Klausie’s Pizza Truck and DaisyCakes cupcakes will circle up in the brewery’s parking lot.

Taking cues from other urban markets across the country such as Chicago’s Renegade Craft Fair and Boston’s Bazaar Bizarre, the Rock & Shop Market began in 2004 to support and celebrate the state’s burgeoning indie arts scene of professional designers, artists and musicians. Designers are chosen through a juried application process and hail from across the state, resulting in a diverse mix of fashion, art, jewelry, stationary, furniture and more.  Learn more about the Rock & Shop Market online at rockandshopmarket.com, on Twitter @rockandshopmkt and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rockandshopmarket.

About the organizers
The Rock & Shop Market is organized by Raleigh designers Michelle Smith and Regan Wood.  The pair also curates window displays in unused storefronts in downtown Raleigh and Durham and offers creative design and marketing services to emerging boutiques and businesses through their joint venture, Sprout & Flourish. Outside of the Rock and Shop Market, Smith also runs indieNC, an online shop and blog that features products from North Carolina artists.

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